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New Devil May Cry HD, free on Twitch Prime, has problems on PC

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Framerate appears to be the issue

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Devil May Cry HD on Windows PC is being offered for free to Twitch Prime subscribers, a week before the full Devil May Cry HD collection launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Steam. Players are reporting some ... interesting problems.

For some, it looks like one of those old-timey newsreels where Babe Ruth hits a home run and then trots around the bases like the Flash. Players speculate that it involves how some monitors handle frame rates. Above is a video of what it looks like on one with a monitor whose refresh-rate is greater than 60 Hz, which isn’t that uncommon.

As you can see, this isn’t just in gameplay — it’s in menus, too. It’s the whole game. Kotaku notes other bugs, though some may be apparent only to those who are very familiar with the game.

The Devil May Cry HD Collection comprises Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 (2003), and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition (2005). It launched on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 in 2012. It’s now back for the next console generation on Tuesday, March 13.

Twitch Prime customers with a PC got the first crack at it on Tuesday. Instructions for doing that are here. While Twitch Prime is a premium service, it does offer free trials, and it’s also free to those with an Amazon Prime account (Amazon bought Twitch in 2014). More details are here. But as it’s a free game, it’s probably a good idea to pick it up, assuming that the glitches are eventually resolved.